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“Do I have memories of Franklin Park? One day my mother, Mary Callahan, who worked at the golf pro shop, met my father, John Burke, where he worked at The Refectory, which our family owned. The result was me! I owe my existence to Franklin Park.” Last... Read more
Close to 200 residents of Roxbury and Dorchester came to St. Patrick’s Church last Wednesday evening to elect representatives for the board of directors of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). One by one, the 42 candidates, spanning three... Read more
UMass SoccerUMass-Boston will host an afternoon of international soccer today, July 9. The event, set from 12-3 p.m. will start with a noontime tournament featuring Tall Ships crew members and naval cadets from Uruguay, Brazil, Romania and Portugal. The... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino had to squeeze his way through a small crowd to reach the gates of the new Elmhurst Street playground on Saturday morning. Standing between him and the inaugural ribbon were dozens of children, many ready with scissors, who had waited... Read more
The Adams Village Merchants Association joined with two civic groups last Friday to honor the Drug Control Unit from the Area C-11 Boston Police and a local businessman who they say have effectively teamed up to crack down on drug dealing in the... Read more
Salary checks to an employee who had left the school nine months earlier, undue overtime payments for information technology workers, and missing computers are among the problems state Auditor Joseph DeNucci identified at the University of Massachusetts... Read more
Dorchester projects on the capital side of the city budget will remain largely untouched, with $200,000 for the Murphy Community Center, $400,000 for the Martin tot lot and $947,000 for renovations to the Adams St. Library, according to city officials.... Read more
The state’s Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) held a meeting at the Mildred Ave. Community Center in Mattapan on Tuesday regarding the MBTA service developments in Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester, most notably the proposed 28X express bus line.... Read more
Images from Dorchester’s past, present and possible future lined the walls of The Codman Square Health Center Monday evening, as the medical clinic and community center unveiled a new photo exhibit showcasing before-and-after portraits of sites around... Read more
City Councillor Maureen Feeney is raising questions on a draft plan released this week by city development officials to redevelop the Columbia Point peninsula. Feeney said the proposed density and proposed height of the buildings – four stories when... Read more
Mixed Market: Newly renovated homes for sale on Hendry Street. Photo by Chris LovettCrosscurrents in Dorchester’s real estate market are pulling in different directions—extending the fall-off in prices of the past two years, but also showing signs of... Read more
Fifty-one percent of Massachusetts voters negatively view Gov. Deval Patrick, compared to 48 percent viewing him positively, according to a Rasmussen/FOX25 poll released this week. But the low approval ratings were not evident at a two-hour forum with the... Read more
Union rips Menino, Fire Department: Ed Kelly, president of Boston Firefighters Union Local 718, speaks at a press conference at the Engine 20 fire station on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Photo by Bill ForryA union representing Boston firefighters condemned... Read more
Red Sox champs in Cedar Grove: The Red Sox celebrate their championship win in the Cedar Grove Baseball League's major division last Friday, June 26. Photo courtesy Melissa GrahamAfter an extended baseball season of rain delays, the Red Sox won the Majorâ... Read more
Working to build momentum behind an issue that could prove politically dicey, elected and grassroots proponents of restricting employers’ access to the criminal records of job applicants said Tuesday the time is right for their perennial efforts to gain... Read more
Authorities today charged Fitzhugh Newton, 50, with raping a woman twice and then killing her early on Feb. 26 on Columbia Road. NewtonAuthorities found the body of the woman, 48, dumped in the back of a delivery truck in a parking lot at 390 Columbia Rd... Read more
“I would go back again, and again, and again if I could!” exclaims Cindy Reed, one of scores of Dorchester residents who received free tickets for the June 16th Community Night performance of “The Color Purple,” the hit “musical about love,”... Read more
The MBTA and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting at the Mildred Ave. community center on Tuesday regarding the T’s plans to revive a stalled transit-oriented development (TOD) project at Mattapan Station. The initiative is... Read more
Richard Franklin, convicted this week of manslaughter for the 1979 death of Gregory McDavid, can't be sent to prison because he's already earned enough "good time" credits in a secure psychiatric facility to warrant his immediate release, the Suffolk... Read more
Boston’s largest pharmacy chain may be more careless than it is caring, according to two recent surveys investigating how CVS pharmacies throughout the city, including Dorchester locations in Uphams Corner and Grove Hall, responded to discrepancies... Read more

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